Yesterday I watched a movie called “DMT – The Spirit Molecule” and found it to be fascinating.
Note: To find out more about this subject, please click on the links below – sent to me by the director of the movie (see comments below)
If you have never heard of DMT, it is a psychedelic drug called Dimethyltryptamine. It has relatively recently been discovered that just about every living organism – from plants and animals to human beings – produces this chemical. Indians and other cultures have found ways to extract this substance from various plants and other sources and use it for a “classic Gaian experience- a directly experienced realization of the interconnection and unity of all life on Earth and our place within this most amazing tapestry”.
The pineal gland (also called the “Eye of God”) is located in the center of our brain and produces serotonin, which acts as a neurotransmitter of ordinary consciousness. Serotonin is a very close relative DMT.
I am not a chemist so I will not be able to explain how DMT is produced in the brain but I understand that DMT reaches its peak concentration in our bodies between 3 and 4 am in most people and that’s when deep REM sleep is happening.
Due to the fact that this chemical is produced by all living organisms and is known to induce intense psychedelic experiences such as the feeling of death, scientists have opened the doors to allow DMT to be researched, which is unusual, as the effects of drugs are not generally accepted as true science and scientists that want to research drugs are discouraged.
What they have discovered from testing patients in DMT studies is that the experience varies based on set and settings of patient, but each patient does experience some sort of spiritual encounter that they are not able to explain away.
The patients come out of the experiment changed for good.
They all say that they see life differently after the use of DMT.
The question is how do we explain that one of the most powerful and intense psychedelic hallucinogens is a part of normal human metabolism?
Obviously this question is not easily answered, but we must ask it.
Can we go on ignoring that there is another function controlled by our brain – a spiritual function – that has been ignored rather than explored – until recently?
What does that mean as far as physical reality goes? Is “reality” all there is, or is there something else that we are not aware of only because we have not been made aware of its existence until now…..because, apparently, something is located in the center of our brain that secretes a chemical that produces spiritual encounters.
Is spirituality part of our physical self?
Can we tap into it?
Will it change our lives if we do?
Apparently, the answer is yes, yes and yes!
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